Care Association New Zealand - Why CANZ? Because CANZ can!!
POI website gone life!!

Poi is an initiative by the Hospices of Auckland to help general practice and residential care deliver the best possible quality of life for patients and their family/whanau during a person’s final months.
General practice and residential care joining Poi will build skills and confidence in palliative care. Poi enables:
• Consistent identification of people with palliative needs
• Payments for the development of a simple palliative plan with patient and whanau
• Discussion with a specialist hospice team
• Improved linkage to community support for your patient
• Opportunities to access coaching and support packages to build palliative care skills.
A palliative plan is the first step to improve palliative care and outcomes
We are pleased and delighted to advise you that the Poi website is now active!

Key points to note:
1.Website address -

2. The PPA on line form has been aligned to a PDF template on the website that can also be downloaded if you would like to print off a hard copy

3. Final versions of key communication sheets are on the website: Given our CQI approach these will be reviewed again in 3 months.
·Overview of Poi
·Poi PPA process
·MDT in-reach
·Poi Link Nurse programme
·Frequently asked questions.

4. All local Hospice [email protected] email addresses are now active, and notifications will be sent to the appropriate Hospice when a PPA has been completed and submitted online. Local addresses are confirmed as:
·Hospice West [email protected]
·North Shore, Hibiscus, Warkworth & Wellsford [email protected]

It’s really important and necessary that this website is the “single source of truth” as this is how we will continue to manage document and version control. If you have been working off previous draft versions of information overviews/PPA forms, please make these obsolete and delete any previous draft copies you may have been using.It is important the information on the website is viewed as the current and final documents.

As part of our CQI process, we expect there will be minor changes to the website/information as the programme is embedded, and will welcome feedback so we can make adjustments on a monthly basis.
Many thanks to all who have helped to get us to this point and for your valuable feedback to date.
We really look forward to working with you on this exciting new collaborative and making a positive difference in the lives of patients and their families
Kind regards, Deirdre, Programme Manager – Palliative Outcomes Initiative

Feedback we received following our very successful day on 22 March.

"A very well organised, relaxing enjoyable day with interesting topics/presentations, plenty of networking opportunities and changes to talk with trades about the different products on offer. Where do we get a day like this for free?! "

I wanted to thank you so much for all your effort and wonderful organisation over getting the conference together and making it such an enjoyable and interesting day for us.  JUST THANK YOU SO MUCH.
Our big mini conference, trade fair and networking day is on Wednesday the 22nd of March 2017
in Ellerslie Memorial Hall.

A number of trades will showcase their products and talk about it.
We also have two lawyers presenting on employment issues and EPOA's and advance directives.

A police constable talks about Family Violence as each workplace is expected to have a policy on this.

Trades on the day are:

Paramount Insurance (Facility insurance)
The Pure Food Company (texture modified food)
Infection control (Infection control prevention and control education and consultation)
Care Importers (gloves, incontinence, cleaning, paper products)
Cubro (healthcare equipment)
Noirot/Braun (Panel Heaters and Electric blankets)
A Plus Security (Security Cameras)
Flavour Creations (Dysphagia ad nutritional products)
Geras (aged care management software)
Unichem Northern Clinic Pharmacy (Pharmacy related

We have our meetings and training ever other month. For dates and topics please email [email protected]

Venue: Ellerslie Memorial Hall, 138 Main Highway Ellerslie, Auckland


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